Useful Links

The links below to other sites are provided for your convenience. The Suisun Resource Conservation District (SRCD) does not control these sites, therefore assumes no liability for their content. We recommend that you review the policies of each website before entering.

Government Agencies

  • Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD)
    The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is committed to achieving clean air to protect the public\'s health and the environment in the San Francisco Bay region.
  • California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) The California Department of Fish and Game is responsible for the diversified use of fish and wildlife including recreational, commercial, scientific and educational uses.
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA’s NMFS) is the federal agency, a division of the Department of Commerce, responsible for the stewardship of the nation's living marine resources and their habitat, management, conservation and protection of living marine resources within the United States. NMFS assesses and predicts the status of fish stocks, ensures compliance with fisheries regulations and works to reduce wasteful fishing practices. Under the Marine Mammal Protection Act and the Endangered Species Act, NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service recovers protected marine species without unnecessarily impeding economic and recreational opportunities.
  • North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services Division of Bird Habitat Conservation (Division) is responsible for facilitating the North American Wetlands Conservation Acts Grants Program
  • San Francisco Bay Conservation Development Commission (BCDC) The Bay Conservation and Development Commission is the federally-designated State coastal management agency for the San Francisco Bay segment of the California coastal zone. BCDC is dedicated to the protection and enhancement of San Francisco Bay and to the encouragement of the Bay's responsible use.
  • Solano County Mosquito Abatement District The Solano County Mosquito Abatement District (SCMAD) is a special district responsible for mosquito abatement throughout the incorporated and unincorporated areas of Solano County, which covers 829 square miles.
  • Suisun Marsh Charter Agency representatives with primary responsibility for actions in Suisun Marsh formed a Charter Group to develop an implementation plan for Suisun Marsh that would protect and enhance Pacific Flyway and existing wildlife values, endangered species, and water-project supply quality.
  • U.S Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) ~ The USACE's San Francisco District was established in 1866, to administer the laws to protect and preserve the waters of the U.S., regulate construction in navigable waters, and placement of fill in wetlands. Our primary goal is to administer the law in the public interest while protecting the aquatic environment from unnecessary harm.
  • U.S Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) ~ Mid Pacific Region strives to develop and implement a balanced approach to water allocation, serving users while protecting the environment.
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) ~ Home page of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a Bureau in the Department of Interior. This site contains a comprehensive list of topics

Suisun Marsh

  • California Waterfowl Association (CWA)
    Nonprofit conservation organization whose mission is to preserve and enhance California\'s waterfowl, wetlands and outdoor heritage
  • Department of Water Resources (DWR) ~ Suisun Marsh website Suisun Marsh is the largest contiguous brackish water marsh remaining on the west coast of North America. It is a critical part of the San Francisco Bay-Delta estuary ecosystem. Encompassing 116,000 acres, the Suisun Marsh includes 52,000 acres of managed wetlands, 27,700 acres of upland grasses, 6,300 acres of tidal wetlands, and 30,000 acres of bays & sloughs.
  • Ducks Unlimited (DU) Conserves, restores, and manages wetlands and associated habitats for North America's waterfowl.

Marsh Facts

Hen mallards molt during late fall or winter. The birds replace their "basic" plumage acquired during the summer molt with darker brown "alternate" plumage. These darker, more clearly defined feathers help camouflage the birds while nesting in the spring.

Ducks usually migrate at an altitude of 200 to 4,000 feet but are capable of reaching much greater heights. A jet plane over Nevada struck a mallard at an altitude of 21,000 feet—the highest documented flight by North American waterfowl. And a 1954 climbing expedition to Mount Everest found a pintail skeleton at an elevation of 16,400 feet.